Hurricane Matthew Update – Volusia County Shelter Locations

The following shelters will open tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6, in Volusia County (scroll down for explanation of acronyms):

Shelters opening at 8 a.m. 
DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand

Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange

New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach

(PF) Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand

(SpNS /PF) Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange

(SpNS /PF) Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange

(SpNS/PF) Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona

Shelters opening at 9 a.m.
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City

Pine Ridge High School, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona

River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City

(PF) Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach

(SpNS /PF) Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona

Shelters opening at 11 a.m.
T.D. Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson

Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road, Ormond Beach

SpNS Shelters (Special Needs Shelters)
For elderly, physically, mentally or sensory disabled, visually or hearing impaired residents or those who need supplemental oxygen. Evacuees should be accompanied by a caregiver if this type of assistance normally is needed. SpNS are not for people who need 24-hour dedicated care, a hospital bed, ventilator, other complex care or isolation patients. These individuals should discuss other shelter arrangements with their physician or home health service provider or caregiver.

PF Shelters (Pet Friendly)
Small animals only, must be crated and cared for by owners (leash, food, water must be brought and will not be provided); will be housed in a separate location at shelter. Only the fairgrounds houses people and pets in the same location.

Mandatory Evacuation Information

County Officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation for beachside, low-lying areas, and RV and mobile home parks. Public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Thursday in Volusia County. The list of locations will be announced Thursday morning before the shelters open.

Bridges will be closed starting at or soon after 6 PM on Thursday, October 6th.

More information on shelters and up to date news from the Volusia County Emergency Management Public Information Network.

Port Orange to Conduct Annual Treatment of Water System

Port Orange to conduct Annual Treatment of Water System
Maintenance of the system will ensure water quality

 PORT ORANGE, FL - The Port Orange Utilities Department will perform its annual flushing of the water distribution system beginning Monday, August 24, 2015.  The treatment is done to improve water quality and is referred to as the "annual flushing and treating of the Water Distribution System." 
The scheduled completion date of the treatment and flushing is no later than Monday, October 6, 2015.  During this six-week period, the city will change its disinfectant residual to free chlorine.  As always, the water will be of the highest standards and safe to drink.  However, some customers may notice a slight difference in the taste of the water.  We appreciate your understanding during this operation as we strive to improve your water quality.  
Besides the Port Orange Distribution System, this treatment will cover Harbor Oaks, Allandale, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur by the Sea, and Daytona Beach Shores north to Thames Avenue.
If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant at 386-506-5770.  FAQ information on the procedure can be found under the Public Utilities section of the city’s website at